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2017 Mid-Year Conference- Registration is open!

February 13 - 17, 2017
Riverside Library and Cultural Center
3700 Golden Street
Evans, Colorado

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Colorado Line Of Duty Death Response Team Raising Funds

By Nick Metz, Chief of Police, Aurora Police Department

The challenges faced by agency heads and departments to honorably memorialize officers who have died in the line of duty, and care for their families and department personnel are daunting. The sad reality is there will be more, and your agency could be next.

The Colorado Line of Duty Death Response Team (COLODDRT) will bring together multi-agency professionals with a variety of specialized skills to respond, and assist any organization with a memorial service befitting a hero as needed.

PLAN

The concept of creating the COLODDRT was proposed to the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) recently, and met with overwhelming support. Since that meeting we have accomplished the following:

  • Held an informational meeting for over 40 dedicated law enforcement professionals, representing almost 30 agencies from across the state to establish interest and commitment.
  • Began accepting donations via the CACP, a recognized 501(c)3, who will ensure immediate disbursal of funds when the need occurs to the COLODDRT.
  • Began to establish a leadership board.
  • Coordinated with Washington’s LODDRT, Behind the Badge (BHB) Foundation, to provide two days of training in January of 2017, AT NO COST TO US!
  • An upcoming leadership board meeting will prepare COLODDRT to respond if the need arises.

DONATIONS

In order for the COLODDRT to best support the impacted agency it will require funding. A response to various parts of the state may require things like lodging, food, office supplies, equipment, team shirts, and specialized training. This is where we need your help. I am asking my fellow law enforcement professionals, and your agency to donate what you reasonably can, and if possible, annually.

Thank you to the CSOC and CACP who each have already donated $1,000.00, the Aurora Police Department for donating $1,500.00, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office who donated $2,500.00.

Please provide the attached donation form to members of your agency, as well as folks within your community and encourage them to donate what they reasonably can. Thank you for your support to this great cause.

The Benefits of Membership

Through your membership dues, the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police can provide you with exclusive and vital benefits to keep you on the cutting edge of law enforcement. The value of your CACP membership is found in:

  • Providing you with free or discounted educational opportunities.
  • Providing a bi-monthly electronic newsletter.
  • Providing you with an online membership directory and if you would like, an electronic version for your computer.
  • Providing you with online information through our website.
  • Providing an advocate for public safety in Colorado through our legislative activities.
  • Providing employment information through announcements on positions for chief.
  • Providing a cost effective tool for you to promote the professionalism of your agency and yourself with the Professional Standards program and the Law Enforcement Executive Certification.
  • Providing access to executive level training opportunities with our Mid-Year and Annual Conferences.

Your membership in CACP also provides you information on other events and educational opportunities that are held in Colorado and outside the state.

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CACP Vision and Mission

Vision

Serving as the voice of professional policing in Colorado.

Mission

Providing leadership for the improvement, safety, effectiveness, and professionalism of Colorado Law Enforcement. 

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